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Hey Rose, This boat has a leak!!!

Have you ever thought of your budget as “having leaks”? Did you know that businesses have been counting on your spending leaks for years? Next time you want into a convenience store take a look around the register. What do you see? Let me help you…. Do you need that lighter? What about that 2 […]

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Who are we and why are we here?

For a while now I have been writing posts for this blog, telling people about money, budgets, finances, mortgages etc. Today it occurred to me that some people reading this may have no idea who we really are… We are Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma. We are a non-profit credit counseling agency…But wait…We […]

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“Small Changes” Don’t Do Much for Me

Through my work in the Credit Counseling industry I often find comparisons between budget health and physical health. It seems that in many cases some of the same types of processes contribute to the problem and parallel solutions can be used to correct problems. The recent activities of the famous country-style cook Paula Deen got […]

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Finding Your Sacrifice

What does it mean to sacrifice? Have you ever had to save to buy something you really needed? I mean really saved. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to make hard choices about something that caused you sacrifice something else? I’d like to think we all sacrifice at times, but […]

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Keeping up with the Jones’s is wearing me out!!

Did you ever wonder who these “Joneses” are? There is an actual answer to that! Keeping Up with the Joneses is actually a comic strip from the New York Globe that was popular nearly one-hundred years ago. It was never intended to be the building blocks for anyone’s budget – or debt. So often we […]

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The Maddening Battle for Your Grocery Dollar

Where do I go to make the most of my grocery dollar? I mean I really need my Twinkies and milk, but how can I get them without breaking the bank? In Oklahoma City we have a pot luck of stores: Aldi, Whole Foods,Wal-Mart, Sunflower Market, and the list beats on. Just taking a rough […]

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RIP 2011. Hello 2012!!

Let’s just kick off 2012 by addressing the pink elephant in the room. New Year Resolutions! How did it go with your 2011 resolutions? I am going to take a shot and say that you were probably about as successful as the rest of the world – which is to say, they probably didn’t get […]

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